Care and Cleaning of Your Window Coverings

Care & Cleaning of Window Coverings

One of my first questions when my husband and I purchased our wood blinds through Blind Appeal was, “How do we clean them?”  Although it takes a small amount of upkeep, it is worth it to clean your blinds on a regular basis.  This prevents build-up of dust and actually takes less time in the long run.

The following is a short, easy-to-follow guide on recommended cleaning methods and care of your window coverings.

Recommended cleaning methods for the following types of window treatments:

  • Cellular Shades
  • Natural Shades
  • Pleated Shades
  • Wood and Faux Wood Blinds
  • Roman Shades
  • Shutters:
  1. Dust:  Dust lightly and regularly with a feather duster.
  2. Vacuum: For deeper cleaning, vacuum lightly with the upholstery attachment of your vacuum cleaner.
  3. Removal of dirt and spot cleaning (excludes wood blinds, wood shutters and natural shades): Spot clean with a soft cloth or sponge, a mild detergent and warm water.  Blot gently and allow to dry completely.  Be very careful with fabric shades so as not to crush or wrinkle the fabric.

Special Caution:  DO NOT use strong detergents or spot removers; Dry cleaning window treatments is NOT recommended.

Additional Special Instructions:

Cellular Shades: when dusting, vacuuming, or spot cleaning is not enough, ultrasonic or injection/extraction cleaning with a professional blind cleaner is an option. Blind Appeal, however cannot guarantee the outcome of any cleaning services provided by an independent company.

Vertical Blinds: Vinyl varieties may be removed and immersed in water for cleaning. Fabric varieties should not be immersed in or water or dry cleaned.

And, here is an extra “tip” from Travis Jackson, one of the Blind Appeal owners:  “I always tell people that the first step in cleaning their blinds is preventative. Change the HVAC air filters every three months minimum.  This cuts down on the dusting and makes the HVAC last longer and work better too.”

Posted by baadmin at 8/24/2016 4:46:00 PM
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